Saturday, September 19, 2009
For oily girls like myself, to achieve that matte and shine free look is a life long journey. I've had my fair shares of trying out different foundations. So far, nothing gives me that long lasting matte finish all day long without some kind of extra help such as an oil control primer. So what else can I say. The search for that dream foundation continues. Well, I want to say that the search seems to be paying off. I took a trip to Sephora a few days ago and scored the newly launched Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation ($28), which is the sister product to the original bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation ($25).
More about the product : bareMinerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation absorbs excess oil and eliminates shine without drying your skin. It dramatically improves the appearance of your skin through the clinically proven power of RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, which minimizes pores and promotes cell turnover for fresher, smoother skin, while protecting your skin from environmental damage. This groundbreaking formula is made with only the purest, highest-quality ingredients and is free of harsh chemicals and preservatives.
The new matte foundation has a light to medium coverage with great buildable ability. It also minimizes pores amazingly. I have pretty big pores on my cheeks and nose area. The foundation was able to cover everything so well that they are hardly noticeable. What is the best about this is that it stays matte on my face all day long, and I really mean it. I am shine free for at least 8+ hours, even during hot Summer months. I was sweating a lot when I tested the foundation the other day, and it did not slide off my face. Another applause for it. I can sing praise for it all night long, and I seriously, for the first time, can not find any negative things to say about this. Plus, if you have tried the original foundation before, then you would know how much mess the package can be. The new matte foundation has a new clip cover inside the cap so it keeps the powder safely inside. Easy and clean.
After 6+ hours of wearing the foundation without any touch up.
Pick It or Not ?
- Quality: 50 (out of 50)
- Packaging: 20 (out of 20)
- Price: 18 (out of 20)
- User Friendly: 5 (out of 5)
- Availability: 5 (out of 5)Angela's Ultimate Pick: A